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Trump plan calls for Palestinian state, settlement freeze


Last updated 2/3/2020 at 12:34am

In this March 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump welcomes visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House in Washington. Trump is holding back-to-back meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger ahead of the unveiling of the U.S. administration's much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The meetings come just a month before Netanyahu and Benny Gantz are set to face off in national elections for the third time in less than a year. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta file photo

Matthew Lee and Aron Heller

The Associated Press

U.S. officials said President Donald Trump's long-awaited Middle East peace plan calls for the creation of a state of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem, ending speculation as to whether his administration, in preparing a proposal without input from Palestinian leaders, would abandon a "two-state resolution" to the conflict.

The officials said the plan to be unveiled Tuesday, Jan. 28, more than doubles the territory currently under Palestinian control, although it also recognizes Israeli sovereignty over major settleme...

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